ID and Passport Photo Solutions

Passport and ID Photo Solutions

Dye Sublimation Photo printers have for many years been used to produce passport and ID photos.

This technology is used because it is quick, cost effective, reliable and most importantly produces a durable print.

We are unique in the UK because we are not only Authorised Resellers for Mitsubishi and HiTi Photo printers but also an Authorised Service Centre for both leading brands.

Smart D70ID

Recommended Passport and ID Photo Solutions

The printers and system below represent our recommended solutions for printing passport and ID photos. You will need a suitable camera or smartphone and HiTi printers would need an optional wifi adapter.

A Great Opportunity

The market for ID and Passport Photo Printers has become more valuable for retailers and photographers alike and offers a very profitable income stream. The cost of the equipment is soon recouped and with margins of 500% being easily obtainable, despite minimal set-up costs, it is easy to see why this is a profitable addition to any business.

In particular, they provide a great, add-on service for Pharmacies, Retail Shops, Cobblers, Convenience Stores etc.

If you’re looking to print Passport Photos or Id Photos on an instant digital photo printer then we can help. We have years of experience and we have even supplied our systems to the UK Government

Our Complete Range of Passport and ID Photo Products

You can produce passport and ID photos with the smallest of dye sub printers or use a purposes designed touch screen kiosk and larger and faster dye sub printer for higher volumes and better margins.

Printing Passport Photos on a Budget

If your requirement for printing passport photos is infrequent then a small 6×4 dye sub printer can often deal with your requirements.

You don’t get the speed of print, the printer is usually sheet fed not roll fed and you don’t get the low media costs of professional solutions but it is an ideal solution for infrequent printing of Passport Photos

HiTi P310W Printer

Prinbiz – Printing Photos from your Smart Phone

Today a passport photo can be taken on a smartphone and sent wirelessly to the printer.
The Prinbiz APP from HiTi which works with its range of wireless printers allows you to quickly and easily print photos with just a smartphone and the printer. [Read More…]

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Professional Passport and ID Solutions

Professional ID Solution offer a larger screen and are ideal for counter top operations within a retail store.

The software solution is usually more advanced and media costs are much cheaper.

These systems are ideally suited where passport and ID photos are produced on more than just an occasional basis.

With some systems, it is possible to use them in a dual purpose mode. As well as printing passport and ID photos they can also be used to print conventional photos and even photo gift products

Passport and ID Printing Software

If you already have a photo printer and you just require the software then you also have some options. Some of these options are even free!

HiTi offer IDQuickDesiree Software for use with their printers.

Mitsubishi have two great software packages called PSStudio and PSEvents both have the option of being able to print Passport photos. These software packages are low cost and come with a free trial.

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Smart D90RTSmart D90-RT

The Smart D90RT is a Mitsubishi D90 Printer with a small computer attached to the back of the printer which transforms the printer into a Retail Photo Solution. People can order photo products and photo gifts from the comfort of their own home and then collect in store.

£1,785.00 ex-vat
Smart D70ID+

The Smart D70ID+ comprises of a multitouch 10.1″ display with Photo ID Software which includes dace detect, 40 ID templates and a CP-D70DW-U printer. This model of printer can only use the CK-D746U media which is 6×4 in size.

£1,200.00 ex-vat
HiTi P525L Photo PrinterHiTi P525L

The P525L has the ability to print from your Phone or Tablet via an optional WiFi module, USB Stick or Memory Card or from your PC or Apple Mac. It prints 6×4, 7×5 and 8×6 photos and also supports a variety of smaller sizes and can use HiTi’s perforated media. The P525L also has a multi-lingual LCD status display.

£699.00 £599.00 ex-vat
HiTi P310W PrinterHiTi P310W

The HiTi P310W is a wireless stand-alone printer capable of printing 6×4 photos and is an ideal home photo printer but can also be used as a ID & Passport printer. The P310W has the ability to print wirelessly from a smart phone or tablet using the PrinBiz app.

£139.00 £125.00 ex-vat
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Specialists Passport and ID Systems

In particular, they provide a great, add-on service for Pharmacies, Retail Shops, Cobblers, Convenience Stores etc.

Automatic Biometric Software

These days, you no longer need a specific ID camera to take the photo. Now, there is software available which will automatically adjust the photo to ensure it is within the correct specifications. ID Photos Pro 8 has the ability to produce ID and Passport photos automatically, with a wide range of templates, allowing users to provide passport photos to a wide client base. Software that does this is called Automatic Biometric Software. The whole process is a lot simpler and easier with this software – it only takes 15 seconds to produce a passport photo which is ready to print.

Some examples of ID and Passport Photo Printers…

When looking at producing Passport and ID photos, it’s important to get the right equipment for the job. Some systems will have a low initial cost but a high print cost, such as the HiTi S420. This model is stand alone which allows you to plug an SD card straight into the printer from your camera. Alternatively, you can take the photo and link your camera to the S420 via a USB cable. With a wide range of templates you can produce a Passport print directly from the machine. We would recommend using the printer in conjunction with ID Photos Pro 8, for ease of use.

There is also a specifically designed system for producing ID and Passport prints called the Mitsubishi ID70. This comes with a Kiosk with Mitsubishi Automatic Biometric Software and works in the same way as ID Photos Pro 8. You also receive a Mitsubishi CP-D70DW-U which is designed to work with the ID70 Kiosk. Set-up costs for this are quite high, however, the consumables are cheaper than the HiTi S420. Like the S420, you can import your images on to the Kiosk via a memory card or by tethering your camera via a USB cable.